Just before summer arrives, Parisian streets are decked in green and ochre to herald the return of that little yellow ball. The legendary Roland-Garros Grand Slam tennis tournament is known to be one of the sport’s most challenging event and it will undoubtedly come with its share of thrills and spills this year.
The biggest names in tennis dream of winning the French Open. Since the famous "Musketeers", the world’s most mythical athletes have taken to the clay of Central Court. Borg, Navratilova, Lendl, Graf, Bruguera, the Williams sisters, and Agassi, to name just a few. In recent years, Rafael Nadal has taken nine amazing titles and conquered the hearts of fans around the globe. What will happen in 2017? Brilliant shots, sensational volleys, and marathon matches, the tournament is always filled with surprises for purists and new fans alike.
The art of living well
As well as being a sports venue, the Roland-Garros is a centre of sophistication and well-being in the heart of Paris. Walk through the alleys in the stadium, see the stars, wear the panama with pride, shelter under the big green umbrellas, or enjoy a glass on the terrace before play resumes – all these rituals are part of the Roland-Garros’ charm. From May 22 to June 11, the Porte d'Auteuil is a privileged destination that is easily accessible by metro from Le Roch Hôtel & Spa. It’s also your chance to discover the peaceful districts of western Paris, the Bois de Boulogne and the Jardins de Bagatelle, or the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
Book your room at Le Roch Hôtel & Spa – it’s the ideal base from which to discover the many charms and sporting achievements of the French Open at the Roland-Garros stadium.